Gross National Income by Country: 2000 and 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1315):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 213 rows and 14 columns.

4 represents $4,000,000,000. GNI (gross national product, or GNP, in the terminology of the 1968 United Nations System of National Accounts) measures the total domestic and foreign value added claimed by residents. GNI comprises GDP plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from nonresident sources


  1. Gross national product calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.
    This involves using a three-year average of exchange rates to smooth
    the effects of transitory exchange rate fluctuations.
  2. The goods and services produced in different countries should be valued
    consistently if the differences observed are meant to reflect real
    differences in the volumes of goods and services produced. The use of
    purchasing power parities (PPP) instead of exchange rates is intended to
    achieve this objective. PPP’s show how many units of currency are needed
    in one country to buy the same amount of goods and services which one
    unit of currency will buy in the other country. See text of this section.
  3. Estimated to be low income ($875 or less).
  4. The estimate is based on regression; others are extrapolated from the latest International Comparison
    Program benchmark estimates.
  5. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the U.S. government
    recognized the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged
    the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
  6. Estimate based on bilateral comparison between China and the United States.
  7. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parentheses. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.
  8. Estimated to be lower middle income ($876-$3,465).
  9. GNI and GNI per capita estimates include the French overseas departments of French
    Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Reunion.
  10. Excludes data for Transnistria.
  11. Estimated to be high income ($10,726 or more).
  12. As of June 2006 Serbia and Montenegro are separate countries (formerly Yugoslavia).
  13. Excludes data for Kosovo.
  14. Data refer to mainland Tanzania only.
  15. Estimated to be lower middle-income ($876-$3,465).


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.